Teamed up with music artist G Yamazawa for a project honoring the baseball players of Heart Mountain internment camp who were forced into incarceration during World War II.
In response to the attack on Pearl Harbor, roughly 120,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned into 10 internment camps throughout the West Coast. During this time, baseball leagues were formed as a way to distract players from their hardships. Because of baseball’s prevalence throughout American popular culture, prisoners “likened donning a baseball jersey to wearing the U.S. flag.”
The retro-inspired baseball jersey is made in NC from double-knit heavyweight polyester with a pinstriped body and sewn-on twill lettering and number accents.
A portion of the proceeds benefit youth baseball programming for low-income minorities through the Durham Bulls Youth Athletic League.